Thanks for popping in. Ventured into Lidl’s on the way home from the office. Put my mask on and went a-shopping for my parents. It’s the first time I’ve been in an actual supermarket since March, unless the Marks n Sparks attached to the petrol station counts. It doesn’t.
The wierdest thing is that I was really excited! Happy even. To be able to walk along an aisle in a shop and select what I wanted from the shelves. Who’d have thought that shopping at Lidl’s would become a highlight! Isn’t it strange how things we absolutely took for granted are now so special? Not a bad thing really. There are millions of poor souls in the world who wouldn’t even know what a supermarket is, and wouldn’t have the money to buy anything even if there were one nearby.
I had headed to Waitrose (posh n pricey), but the queue was round the car park! Sod that, I said to myself, I said! No queue at Lidls (cheap n cheerful) up the road – so Lidls it was.
I am a very grateful old Hector this evening. I got to go to a supermarket and buy my Dad some creamed rice (and one for us!), and my Mum some Emmenthaler cheese (and one for us!). I am actually really chuffed, and looking forward to spending the day with them on Saturday.
It’s baffling isn’t it. I don’t know what to feel about it all really. So I shall crack open a tin of creamed rice and enjoy it. Mmmm… Hot or cold? What think you? I like that simple things give me such pleasure nowadays. I am saddened that it took a pandemic for me to get grateful .
Love and hugs